Baldwin, Robert Percy, Col

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1021A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1965-1966, Headquarters, Air Training Command
Service Years
1939 - 1966
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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Los Angeles, California
Last Address
San Marcos, California

Date of Passing
Apr 07, 1994
 
Location of Interment
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery - San Diego, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
SECTION MW SITE 142

 Official Badges 

Air Force Commander Headquarters Air Force Air Force Retired AAFTTC Instructor




 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Air Ace American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal


 Military Association Memberships
American Fighter Aces AssociationAir Force Memorial (AFM)
  2015, American Fighter Aces Association
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
In Korea he destroyed 5 enemy aircraft in aerial combat and damaged 3.

His Silver Star citation:
Awarded for actions during the Korean War
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Colonel Robert P. Baldwin, United States Air Force, for gallantry in action while serving as Pilot of an F-86 Fighter Airplane and Commanding Officer of the 51st Fighter-Interceptor Group, in action on 22 June 1953, in Korea. Colonel Baldwin distinguished himself while leading four (4) F-86 type aircraft on a fighter sweep along the Manchurian Border. He sighted four (4) enemy MIG-15 type aircraft pressing an attack against two (2) friendly aircraft and immediately led his flight into the enemy. After successfully breaking up the enemy attack, Colonel Baldwin rolled down on the trailing MIG and fired a short burst into his left wing and fuselage. Colonel Baldwin continued to score numerous hits as heavy smoke poured from both wings and the enemy aircraft went into a steep dive through the clouds. Colonel Baldwin followed him through the cloud layer and pulled up sharply to avoid hitting the ground. Later reports confirmed the destruction of the MiG. By his personal courage and exceptional flying ability in this action, Colonel Baldwin is credited with destroying his fifth (5th) MIG-15 type aircraft. Throughout his tour, Colonel Baldwin's aggressive spirit and mental alertness have brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Action Date: 22-Jun-53

Service: Air Force

Rank: Colonel

Company: Commanding Officer

Regiment: 51st Fighter-Interceptor Group

   
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  1951-1953, AAF MOS 1055, Air Defense Command (ADC)

Colonel
From Month/Year
June / 1951
To Month/Year
February / 1953
Unit
Air Defense Command (ADC) Unit Page
Rank
Colonel
MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Location
Ent AFB
Country/State
Colorado
   
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 Air Defense Command (ADC) Details

Air Defense Command (ADC)

In 1959 Air Defense Command (ADC) established a Semi Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) Data Center (DC-18) was established at Beale AFB.

The SAGE system was a network linking Air Force (and later FAA) General Surveillance Radar stations into a centralized center for Air Defense, intended to provide early warning and response for a Soviet nuclear attack. The Ground Air Transmitting Receiving (GATR) Site (R-18) for communications was located at approximately 1.1 miles souh-southwest from the SAGE building. Normally the GATR site was connected by a pair of buried telephone cables, with a backup connection of dual telephone cables overhead.

DC-18 was initially under the San Francisco Air Defense Sector (SFADS), established on 15 February 1959. DC-18 and the SFADS was inactivated on 1 August 1963 as part of an ADC consolidation and reorganization, with its assigned units assigned to other ADC Sectors. The GATR was reassigned to Mill Valley AFS (Z-38) as an annex designated OL-A, 666th Radar Squadron. Today the large SAGE building is now building 2145, housing the 9th Reconnaissance Technical Squadron; the GATR was inactivated in 1980 and the building is now part of a Skeet-shooting range.


Type
HQ/ Command Element
Existing/Disbanded
Redesignated
Parent Unit
Major Commands
Strength
Command
Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Dec 10, 2019
   
Memories For This Unit

Other Memories
He was on the ADC HQ staff.

   
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Air Defense Command (ADC)

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Green, Herschel Harper, Col, (1941-1964) A16 AAF MOS 2140 Colonel
Fisher, Bernard Francis, Col, (1945-1974) 112 1121Z Second Lieutenant
Pedroli, Attilio, Brig Gen, (1951-1983) 282 2821 Second Lieutenant
Hudson, Maurice, CMSgt, (1947-1970) 301 30190 Chief Master Sergeant
Koetje, Willard (Bill), CMSgt, (1945-1977) 733 73391 Chief Master Sergeant
Olney, Norman, SMSgt, (1952-1977) 812 81291 Senior Master Sergeant
Perkins, Robert, MSgt, (1942-1967) 731 73170 Master Sergeant
Steichen, Mathew, MSgt, (1951-1971) 733 73391 Master Sergeant
Gerber, Earl, TSgt, (1951-1971) 303 30372 Technical Sergeant
Gualandri, John, SSgt, (1953-1956) 270 27050 Staff Sergeant
Romero, Philbert, A1C, (1953-1957) 272 27250 Airman 1st Class
Ogan, Russell Griffith, Brig Gen, (1942-1974) 11 Lieutenant Colonel
Lavelle, John Daniel, Gen, (1939-1972) [Other Service Rank]
Robbins, Jay Thorpe, Lt Gen, (1941-1974) Brigadier General
Baker, Royal Newman, Lt Gen, (1941-1975) Colonel
Friedman, Robert Joseph, Lt Gen, (1935-1970) Colonel
Johnson, Oris Baker, Maj Gen, (1941-1973) Major
Craig, Francis Wayne, SSgt, (1950-1954) Staff Sergeant
Weitzel Sr., Robert, SSgt, (1953-1961) Staff Sergeant
Shepardson, Lester, A1C, (1949-1955) Airman 1st Class
Justus, Bob N., MSgt, (1950-1972) Airman 2nd Class
Taylor, Kenneth Wilson, SMSgt Airman 2nd Class
Taylor, Kenneth Wilson, SMSgt Airman 3rd Class
Air Defense (TAC)

Burgo, Norman, CCM, (1953-1974) 273 27350 Airman 2nd Class
Headquarters

Breland, Homer, CMSgt, (1950-1973) 732 73290 Chief Master Sergeant

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